They say everything is supposedly bigger over in Texas. Fitting then that Jeep chose one big-ass pickup, the Gladiator, to pay tribute to the largest truck market in the US.
This is the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail, and as previously mentioned, it’s dedicated to the Lone Star state’s obsession with truck beds and all things massive. It gets a handful of add-ons to set it apart from regular units, and buyers can choose between a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine with 260hp and 599Nm or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 capable of 285hp and 353Nm of torque.
The aesthetic is what you’re after here, though. Texas Trail units get a more rugged exterior featuring new 17-inch Mid-Gloss Black aluminum wheels, a new Texas Trail hood, as well as decals that pay homage to the Texas Declaration of Independence. Side steps and a black hardtop are also included in the package.
Capability-wise, this comes with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4x4 part-time, two-speed transfer case, and mud tires. The exterior gets the brand’s ‘Trail Rated’ badge, too, in case you want to ensure vanilla SUV owners know you’re down with taking your Gladiator off the beaten path.
“The Jeep brand recognizes that Texas and America’s southwest are the center of the truck universe,” Jeep North America vice president Jim Morrison said in a statement. “Special editions allow us to connect with our passionate customers, and the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail further broadens the appeal of the most capable Jeep pickup yet.”
How much? Be prepared to pay $40,435 (over P1.9 million) for one of these in the US. They’re also only currently available at dealerships in Texas, so there is at least some level of exclusivity here. Is a little Texas pride worth that amount to you? Let us know in the comments.